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Q Poll: Lamont Leads Stefanowski 46-33, Malloy Approval at 25%

August 23, 2018 By Staff
Q Poll: Lamont Leads Stefanowski 46-33, Malloy Approval at 25%

Quinnipiac University's first poll of Connecticut voters in more than two years found Lamont up big in the Connecticut gubernatorial race.

Hours after Sacred Heart University and Hearst Media released a poll finding Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski within the margin of error in their race to be Connecticut’s next governor, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Lamont up big.

Lamont leads the race 46-33, according to Quinnipiac, who polled in Connecticut for the first time in more than two years.

In the Connecticut governor’s race, Democrat Ned Lamont leads Republican Bob Stefanowski 46 – 33 percent, with 4 percent for independent candidate Oz Griebel and 1 percent for the Libertarian Party’s Rod Hanscomb, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

In a head-to-head matchup, Lamont tops Stefanowski 53 – 37 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Lamont’s lead in this poll is larger than his lead in the Sacred Heart poll, which only has Lamont up four.

Like Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac identified an abysmal approval rating for Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.), at 25 percent (to 67 percent who disapprove). Malloy’s Quinnipiac approval rating is much higher than his Sacred Heart approval rating of 15 percent, though.

Other findings of note:

  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is up 28 points on Republican Matt Corey (59-31), with 14 percent of Republicans supporting Murphy
  • Only 30 percent of Connecticut voters approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president; 67 percent disapprove
  • Nearly three-quarters of voters (71 percent) describe the state of Connecticut’s economy as “not so good” (39 percent) or “poor” (32 percent)
  • Nearly half of voters (49 percent) support eliminating the state income tax, but only 35 percent believe phasing out the income tax over eight years is realistic
  • Nearly two-thirds of voters (63 percent) support raising Connecticut’s minimum wage from $10.10 an hour to $15 an hour
  • More than half of voters (53 percent) are opposed to putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut

The poll’s margin of error is 3.9 percent.